Fauzia Bano


India is the largest democracy and most populous country in the world, has as per the official estimates, 55 million disabled people of different age groups, unofficial estimates but the figure at 100 million, In other words. 10% of the Indian people are disabled. They face many psychosocial disadvantages because of their physical inadequacy. Such as feeling of inferiority, fear of social redicule, lack of self confidence and limited social participation. The main objective of this investigation is to assess and compare school environment as perceived by handicapped and non - handicapped adolescents. The sample consisted of80 adolescents (20 orthopedically handicapped males, 20 orthopedically handicapped females and 40 non - handicapped) from different school located in Rewa city. The non handicapped adolescents were drown from the same institutions same classes and the same section from where physically handicapped adolescents were taken. For the purpose of data collection personal data sheet and school environment inventory (constructed by Mishra; 1984 ) was used. Data were analyzed with the help of suitable statistics: Mean, SD, t-ratio etc. The results indicated that various dimensions of school environment are found to be significantly different for both the group.


Adolescents, Handicapped, Psychological, School

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